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Listen to the Crashing Surf, Awesome views, Sunrise to Sunset.

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Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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4 - 7 nights


Contant Hill Cottage Rental Photos and Description

1 bedroom, 2 full baths, sleeps 4 with queen sofa bed. Private 2 level cottage

Fishbone is a colorful Caribbean cottage on the private south shore of St. John. It is 2 story with 2 baths, one bedroom, queen sofa bed in the living room and lots of deck space.

You hear the crashing surf and have a panoramic view of the Caribbean Sea. There are hummingbirds and bananquit birds, great star-gazing at night. (You can see the Southern Cross and the Big Dipper in one sky!)

Walk to beaches. Easy hikes are to Ditleff Point and Reef Bay where you may be the only ones on the beach, or a short drive to public beaches. Fishbone is for privacy and nature.

Truely an magical place! Pictures just cannot discribe this cottage. All who arrive at Fishbone are struck with awe. We have many return guests. Concider yourselves blessed if you find this place. You will never forget it!!

Cruz Bay is only 3 miles to the night happenings. Or 2 miles to the Westin Resort for fine dining and a piano bar.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Property Manager
Property Manager
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
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October 10, 2016
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About The Owner

Welcome to our beautiful island and Fishbone!|

May it's beauty bring you a joyous visit and peaceful stay.

Your hosts, Al & Joan.

Al is know as 'surveyor Al.' He sailed from his home state of NC in the early 80's to become Best-Winters Surveyors on the island. His wife, Joan is an artist and Cranial Sacral Therapist. Her paintings are for sale at the Banzhof Gallery. For Fishbone guests the art throughout the cottage is offered at a special rate.

Gina is our gracious concierge. She is a wonderful guide for you on island. and 'can do' host. A school teacher and mother of twin girls, her husband and she reside in Fish Bay.

We all enjoy having you at Fishbone!

Take in the natural beauty of our island.

If we can be of further assistance you can reach us at 340-643-5452.

Fishbone is your second home in the islands! Please visit us again and be part of the family.

The Owner purchased this cottage in 2002

Why The Owner chose Cruz Bay

It has the privacy of the south shore. Al the surveyor saw the cottage as one of the first choice lots with panoramic views of the Caribbean and perched where the tropical breeze is captured. It is a traditional caribbean cottage.

What makes this cottage unique

Convenience to amenities, 2.5 miles to the town, ferry dining and entertainment in Cruz Bay, yet secluded enough as we say, to be clothing optional. :)

Guestbook comments from the manager

This cute cottage, fishbone was perfect for our trip. The concierge, Gina was very helpful. She helped us get a jeep and escorted to the cottage and gave us a house tour. The view from the deck was magnificent and we had breeze all the time, no need of AC at all. You would wanna have a jeep to get to this cottage, but also great to driving around the island. We loved waking up with sunrise (or bit later), did morning yoga on the "yoga deck", and breakfast on upstairs deck. We spend a lot of time on the beach and ocean during daytime, went to cruz bay or coral bay at night. Coming back to fishbone made us relaxed after long day of activities. Outdoor shower overlooking the bay complete our day in St John. We recommend fishbone to all guests.
May 2015
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Listen to the Crashing Surf, Awesome views, Sunrise to Sunset.
average rating of 4.65 based on 27 reviews

It was a wonderful place to start and end our day.

  • 4 of 5

When at the house we spent most of our time on the lovely decks looking out at the water. We could hear the waves crashing and birds singing. It is a quiet area away from town, but not too far. We had everything that we needed. It was nice to have beach towels, chairs and a cooler available to use for our beach excursions.

Getting to the property was not a problem thanks to Gina:)

We would highly recommend this home.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Well maintained, perfection

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had a wonderful time at Fish Bone! Perfect hide away from the hustle and bustle of daily life.

Perfect views, clean every detail tended to. You will not be disappointed. Best for 1 couple only, because you do not want to miss outdoor shower .

Fruit trees for your breakfast enjoyment,grill for dinner at night,working wifi for movies or music.

Thanks to Gina also for answering any questions we might have had.

Memories we will cherish for a lifetime.

Amy and Kerry Long

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Wonderful property

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time celebrating our 10 year anniversary at Fishbone! It is even better in person. The views are spectacular and the cottage is stocked with everything needed to enjoy St John. It was the perfect place to relax after a day of adventure. We loved the outdoor shower and stargazing on the awesome decks! Gina was great, very helpful and easy to work with. I would highly recommend staying here and would love to return sometime!

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Milton, Fl

Fishbone felt like home!

  • 5 of 5

I loved the location, the landscaping of the property, and the views. The downstairs bedroom had a very comfortable bed, and you had an amazing view of Fish Bay right from the bed. It was beautiful watching the sun come up in the morning from bed. Sunsets were also amazing in the evenings from either deck. The downstairs bedroom is the only room with AC, but we did not use the AC at all while we were there; the breezes kept us cool. The beach chairs, and umbrella were nice extras. The gas grill did run out of propane while we were there, but the property manager came out the next day with a new tank. The stove/oven also had a gas/regulator issue and stopped working on the last night of our stay, but we just used the grill instead, so it was not a huge inconvenience. Adding a TV upstairs would be nice, but the cottage had everything we needed. I loved it at Fishbone, and I would definitely come back.

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Jacksonville, Florida

Beautiful property

  • 4 of 5

My two adult children and I stayed here for 5 days. Gina the property manager was accessible before the trip and met us at the car ferry. We followed her to the propery and she showed us around and provided navigation tips. The bbq gas ran out and she quickly replaced the cylinder. The gas for the stove/oven broke on next to last day of visit. Unfortunately Gina could not get this fixed before we left as the gas company had to come fix it and they work on "island time". Fortunately the water is on electric so we could get hot showers and we cooked on the bbq. Just a minor inconvenience. The property is absolutely beautiful. The views and landscaping are gorgeous. Gina was very helpful. I recommend staying here.

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A perfect nook in paradise

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I loved this property. It has a very special feel to it which I did not get from the pictures. We loved the papaya and banana trees. There were humming birds flying around outside. Everything about the property was well done. The bed was comfortable (that is a rare find in itself)! We definitely hope to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you and we enjoyed your visit, Margaret. There are many changes and new aspects that the new photos this year will better show. We have all new artwork available for purchase to guests. The gardens are full with bananas and papayas this year. The gardens are planted for our guests to enjoy. We welcome and look forward to your return!
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Car: necessary

St. John is a small, quiet, Caribbean island with over one half a National Park. With about 4,000 year round residents, it never feels crowded. Beautiful beaches and hiking trails are many. Coral reefs surrounding St. John offering excellent snorkeling & diving. In Cruz Bay, a 5 minute drive, are many wonderful restaurants as well as unique shopping.

Other Activities: Hiking, shopping


Rates & Availability

Contant Hill Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Fall Special
Sep 28 2016 - Nov 30 2016
4 night minimum stay
High Season
Dec 1 2016 - Jun 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
Low Season
Jul 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

$25/night additional for more than 2 people. A 50% deposit is due upon booking with balance due 60 days before arrival. 4 night minimum.

Low Season: (June 1st - October 31) $1610/week
High Season: (November 1 - May 31) $1995/week

Rates include tax

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Contant Hill Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - outdoor shower , off bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , off living room
  • Bathroom voted the best shower with a view!
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , lower level
  • Queen size fold out couch in living room. A/C in bedroom.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
The Westin Resort offers so many options to enjoy. From a week's membership in the gym for $80 that includes tennis court time or water aerobics and yoga!! It is like having a private cottage at the resort we are so close!

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